At the END of the World & TODAY, there are Ten Words That Determine Everything. Worship Your Creator is what God wants us to do!
In order that we never miss those vital words, God put them at the front of the Bible.
These are the first words Jesus and the Apostles read at their mother’s knees. For all Jewish children were taught to read starting with the Torah, the first five books of Moses. Why don’t we read them together this morning! Please stand with me and listen to the Voice of God the Creator, speaking out to us through His Word:
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (NKJV)
In the last book of the Bible, at the end of the world, as the earth is crumbling, and demon monsters are stalking humans, and people are dying faster than at any moment since the great flood of Genesis 6-8—what does God do?
God the Savior dispatches 24 legions of Jewish evangelists (14:1-5) numbering 144,000; and if that were not enough, God dispatches another global evangelist, an angel that flies around the world loudly telling those who will hear the only hope of salvation from the tsunami of death around them.
Have you read those words of hope lately? What message does God give to people hopelessly trapped on this doomed planet? If you look carefully at His message of salvation in Revelation 14:6-7, it is the message of salvation given by the Creator Himself.
Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth—to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people— 7 saying with a loud voice, “Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.”
God Has Spoken
Before each of us this morning, are not only crystal clear details on the opening day of the Cosmos in Genesis 1-2, but also the Creator’s personal revelation to His creatures about everything else we would ever need to know. God’s Word is the doorway to life as God intended for it to be. Genesis is the start of the pathway to the Divinely revealed secrets of:
• How to live forever (John 10);
• How to have a joy-filled marriage (Proverbs 5);
• How to experience real love (I Corinthians 13)
• How to be prosperous and successful (Josh 1);
• How to never fear the future (John 14); and
• How to conquer any and every bondage (Hebrews 2).
The Immense God: who is vastly beyond all that exists, and has always been, before the Universe began—has revealed Himself in the Scriptures.
The Awesome Creator: who has attested to His might by the countless stars, galaxies and mysteries of the Cosmos out there—has opened His mind for us to explore.
The Endless of Days: who sees us who are as frail as dust and fleeting as shadows, has placed before us His Eternal Word to have, to hold, to love and to live.
And that God has written down exactly how the Universe in totality, and each of us humans individually, came to be. That is the content of the authoritative, absolutely trustworthy Bible’s Creation Account in Genesis 1-2.
But we have a choice before us:
• Either we take God at His Word—or we do not.
• Either we believe what Christ and His Apostles and Prophets believed and taught, and have a Bible we can trust—or we do not.
• Either we believe His direct, immediate, and quite recent creation of this world, and the surrounding Universe—or we do not.